Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Altered Notepads For...Some Special Little Ladies!

A l o o o o o o h all of you, my stamping sisters! First of all I must say a big THANK YOU to all of you whom were so faithful, sweet, concerned, and encouraging. You have blessed me so much by your continuous visits, emails, and harassment's (lol). I had no choice return (lol). What intended to be a one week break, ended in a 4 1/2 month disappearing act. I had the hardest time budging and gettin' out of, what I found to be, my comfort zone. Thank you, thank you, thank you for staying on top of me. I so much appreciate you all.

I didn't do much creating during the long break. However, the little that I did do, I would love to share it with you.

My daughter and I had just returned from Awana Camp. As one of the camp counselors, I needed to donate an item to contribute to 28 goodie bags for the girls (ages 10-13). Perfect! I have the supplies but had no idea of what to create. Thanks to Jen (Pieces of Me) and Jenny (Jenny's Creations) for their brilliance. With only a few days to create 28 pieces, I decided to (kinda) duplicate Jen's notepad. Her's were so pretty but, because my recipients were little young ladies, I decided to simplify my version. I didn't have much time to color so Jenny shared the brilliant idea of creating with a pre-colored digi image. This was the best idea EVER. I've never worked with digitals and now I LOVE IT! was so fast.

To create my (28) notepads, I used four different digi images from Nancy Kubo's "Aloha Cuties" and made sets. Here is the first set...

The cover is measured out to 5 x 8. One pad was created with a solid background, the other with a printed. Added flowers from All Natural Accents, some dew drops, and stickles.

To add a different touch to the image, I applied stickles all over, using different shades.
For the little time invested to create these, they came out perfect. Perfect for the age range, I was targeting. The little ladies were so appreciative, which made it all worth it. Please tune in tomorrow, I will share the next set. Till then...

It's great to be back and, MAHALO NUI LOA!!!

hugs in Jesus~


Kyoko said...

GOOD LORD WOMAN ... I didn't even know about your blog until now! OMG, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all your creations! I am definitely a follower!


Maria said...

Hey Rina! It's great to see you back blogging! I sometimes want to take a long break but I'm afraid if I stop, I may not come back! LOL!

Well. . .your projects turned out beautifully. The image is such a cutie! The dp is so pretty too!

Well, I look forward to seeing more cretions from you!!! Again, elcome back!


Dawne said...

Hey!! I didn't see your blog before! Well, thanks for coming over to mine! Such a nice surprise! By the way, these are very nice notepads you made. I love them!

Lorna said...

Hi Rina! Welcome back! I was getting worried about you. So glad to see you are creating away! Love these little note cute. Don't be a stranger now. :)

Teri said...

Welcome back Rina! I missed you, but am so glad that you had a little break and spent it with your family. I love your notepads here...super cute! Love those Nancy Kubo images!! Can't wait to see more! Take care! xoxo

Linda said...

Hey Rina! Welcome back! No need to apologize - we all need to take a break once in a while, especially to spend time with our families. After meeting you at Jen's Cricut class, I knew how dedicated and busy you were with your family. Glad you're back with us, your "crafty" family! Hugs, Linda

MacKenzie said...

This is SO cute Rina! The Stickles are a great touch!

Jen from Pieces of Me.... said...

LOL!!!! Woooo Hooooo!!! Love that you are BACK n' in FULL effect!??! Love how your notepads turned out, sister!!! They are GORGEOUS - and love them sticklez!! They just add "umpf" to it all!!!

Big Big Hugs...

Love the look of your blog n' how you got all us Glamaz on here too!!!


Anonymous said...

WELCOME BACK!!!! I was beginning to think you gave up the Blogging World!!! Seeing your face on my blog this morning just put a smile on my face!

de said...

These area adorable! What is the age range... 10 to 42?! :-) I know I'd love them!!! So glad to see you back! What a great idea to go digi when you need to mass produce quickly! And yet you made them so personalized with the "bling"! They turned out beautiful!

Risa said...

Hello Rina and welcome back dear!

Your note pads are as cute as can be! I love your adorable images..and the pretty!
Take care and have a great day!

Tina said...

rina - thanks for visiting my blog and glad to hear you are back in the always have such cute things to share - like the notepad - too cute. my daughters are 6 & 8 and I know they would dig these too. talk soon...I hope.

Rita said...

Hey Rina welcome back kiddo!!! These notebooks are fabulous, what a great project & I luv that you added the stickles, gives it just the right touch for these young know how much they like sparkle!!! I bet they loved them!

Joy said...

YES! I knew you would come back sooner or later! I know its so easy to fall behind and then almost out of existence but I knew you were well and alive as I see you on FB! thank goodness for that! well I can't wait to see all your beautiful creations! hopefully we will get together soon! So glad you are back!!!! take care! oh and I love your project! I am thinking of some new ones to do!

Margie said...

Welcome back :*)
I've missed your posts! I'm so happy to see you again!!!
Your lil project is so precious! I love the stickles that you added onto the image! Adorable!
Looking forward to seeing more ;)

Happy Thursday to you!!! :)

Poppy said...

wow they are gprgeous, nice to see your back.

Maria Matter said...

This turned out just beautiful Rina!
Love all that sparkle!!!!

So glad to have your smile back in blogland!!!
Blessings, Maria

Janis said...

Welcome back Rina! I thought that was you at Jen's Cricut class, all quiet and thoughtful on the couch there. I was the clumsy one who brings her machine with no blade. Ha-ha!

So glad to see you and your wonderful designs back. Have a great weekend!

Lots of love,
Janis K.

Cathy said...

Hi Rina, Welcome back!! I have missed you so much! I'm glad you're back. I love seeing your creations.

Hugs, Cathy

Shirley said...

Love the colors and she is precious too!

Brenda said...

I love the way you added the glitter here and there for a special effect! Nice to meet all the local bloggers out there!